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CIGRE, the Council on Large Electric Systems, is an international non-profit Association for promoting collaboration with experts from all around the world by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve electric power systems of today and tomorrow. CIGRE's Next Generation Network (NGN) is a division of CIGRE Australia that aims to develop the next generation of power engineering professionals.

CIGRE NGN is the first step for young engineers (up to 35 years old) to directly interact with one of the largest and most prestigious international power industry bodies. CIGRE was established to develop and distribute technical knowledge and experience in the field of generation, transmission and distribution of high voltage electricity. It does this by providing an interactive forum that brings together key players, research workers, producers, manufacturers, system operators, traders, and regulatory bodies.

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About API

The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in addressing the skills gap in power engineering whose vision is:

"To deliver a Sustainable Supply of highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals working effectively to meet the challenges of Creating Australia’s New Energy Future and Underpin the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector. Through maximizing collaboration between Industry, Universities, Professional Bodies and Government in Power Engineering Education, Research and Training"

The key objectives of API are:

  • Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to industry
  • University undergraduate power engineering teaching and learning provides relevant industry skills
  • Value added continuing professional development programs ensure that professional engineers throughout their careers acquire engineering skills at the forefront of industry best practice
  • Support industry innovation initiatives through applied research to transition the industry to the future
  • API is positioned as a respected organisation leading the national development of power engineering skills

In summary, The API is a non-profit organisation representing the interests of the wider electricity industry. The aim is to ensure Australia has a sustainable supply of power engineering professionals equipped with the right skills to develop a sustainable energy future. API initiatives target education, collaboration, diversity and improved communication to facilitate targeted academic programs and industry sponsored research that will deliver the next generation of innovative, high quality power engineering professionals.


PowerChem Newsletter

The API PowerChem conference is the pre-eminent power station chemistry conference, exhibition and training course in the southern hemisphere which the API is proud to be able to offer to the energy industry. More in the newsletter.

Organisation has already commenced for the next PowerChem 2018 conference, which is set to be held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Sunday 20 May to Thursday 24 May, 2018. Stay tuned to the API website and/or Subscribe to the API newsletter.

Summer School

The theme is transitioning to the future, facilitating the changing needs of Customers, Community and Shareholders

API Summer School 2017

Total investment for the summer school includes a first class residential program (including group activities and site visits), electronic copies of all presentations, accommodation and meals (including all group dinners and functions) and an attendance certificate recognized by Engineers Australia (EA) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with EA CPD guidelines
Early Bird Registration by October 31, 2016
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What Others Say

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"The API Summer School is a definite must-attend for professionals involved in the Power Industry. The lectures, tours and talks will definitely build on your kit bag of tools which you can draw upon as you progress through your career. The two weeks is well worth the effort and the API personnel are able to make it fun. It's like going back to school but this time you're well aware that it's going to lead you to the path to success!"

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"The API Summer School attracts the highest caliber of speakers in the industry, who have both expertise in subject matter and a vision. The delegates also are of the highest quality. Its is a journey that should inspire most, if not all, participants to be industry visionaries."

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"This program helped me understand a broad and valuable understanding of the Industry as well as the challenges faced in the future. The skills gained from both presentations and syndicate work will certainly help me bring new ideas to my workplace in order to improve our work practices as well as advance my individual career development".